Friday, May 31, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

An introduced perennial herb native to Europe and north and central Asian countries. Naturalized in grassy places, forest edges, roadsides and as a weed in cultivated fields of the upper montane zone. Flowering throughout the year. Common around the Nuwaraeliya

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata atrata)

An uncommon breeding resident locally common in grasslands, open areas and gardens of the mid hills and above. It lives as pairs and feeds on insects, darting down on them from top of a bush or other such places, usually where it used to sit on. Its breeding season lasts from February to March. The nest is a open cup made out of grass blades and rootlets, often well concealed on a hill slope or top of a bank, where it lays 2 - 4 eggs. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Trailing St. John's wort (Hypericum humifusum)

An introduced herb native to the Europe. Naturalized in open places of the upper montane zone. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Singalese Hedge Blue (Udara singalensis)

An uncommon endemic butterfly flies in forested areas above 1500 m elevations. It is much common from February to May. Singalese Hedge Blue is usually found settling in stream beds or on wet roads. No information available on its early stages of the life cycle. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Eriocaulon longicuspe

An indigenous rosulate perennial of marshy slopes and stream sides of the uplands.

Flower head width - 6 to 10 mm